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Puff-Pastry Cheese Straws

Recipe photo courtesy of David Malosh

Whenever possible, use all-butter puff pastry, such as Trader Joe's or Dufour, for the best flavor and texture. For even thawing, let it sit in the refrigerator overnight, rather than on the counter, which can cause the pastry to become sticky and difficult to work with. This recipe is adapted from Martha Stewart's Appetizers.

Source: Martha Stewart Living, December/January 2015
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Combine 2 tablespoons each sesame seeds and poppy seeds with 1/4 teaspoon coarse salt in a bowl. Sprinkle on pastry strips instead of cheese-cayenne mixture.

Omit egg wash and cheese-cayenne mixture. Combine 3 tablespoons tomato paste and 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil in a bowl. Brush evenly on pastry strips, then sprinkle with 1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary.

Pecorino-Black Pepper
Replace Parmigiano-Reggiano with an equal amount of Pecorino Romano, and cayenne pepper with freshly ground black pepper. Sprinkle mixture on pastry strips.

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